Amy Lai

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13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

One port to rule them all: Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C join forces

TAIPEI -- At Intel's keynote address for Computex 2015 here, Kirk Skaugen, the chip maker's senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, announced that Thunderbolt 3 is set to unify ports with the latest USB Type-C standard.<p>When built into a computer, the new Thunderbolt …

Stop thinking and just eat: when 'food adventuring' trivializes cultures

Food trends change with alarming speed. Often, they’re prompted by the foodie elite, influential restaurateurs, or even pop culture. And while an emphasis seems to be placed on specific ingredients, it is also common for the cuisine of an entire culture or nation to be deemed trendy.<p>In 2015, it is …

Cultural Appropriation

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Holistic Medicine

Using Anthrax In The Fight Against Cancer

In the never ending search for cancer therapies, novel technologies are being explored, including the incorporation of the body’s own immune system. One particular area of interest has been the use of antibodies to target specific cancer-associated molecules and block their involvement in oncogenic …

Immunotherapy

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

Bonsai tree rides helium balloon to edge of space

Gallery: Bonsai tree rides helium balloon to edge of space<p>Gallery: Bonsai tree rides helium balloon to edge of space<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>A bonsai tree and a …

Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

7 Leadership Lessons Tech CEOs Learned from Their Moms

To celebrate Mother’s Day, check out the lessons these tech leaders learned from their biggest inspirations: their moms.<p>It’s no doubt that the indispensable lessons we’ve learned from our moms are inextricably woven into our daily lives. But for some of Silicon Valley’s top CEOs and founders, it’s …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Exclusive! Karlie Kloss Looks Heavenly In Her Latest Campaign for Victoria's Secret

One of your favorite Victoria's Secret scents just got a major makeover. Dream Angels Heavenly, the seductive blendwe fell in love with back in '99, …

Get the Style Scoop on Kerry Washington's Zero-Frills Wardrobe from Last Night's Scandal Season Finale

Last night's season finale of <i>Scandal</i> was the most explosive episode yet. Between an actual bomb going off and the high-stakes drama of Election Day, …

In the Details: How to Build a Cloudlike Chair with Just 550 Pounds of Wool and 600 Hours of Labor

While the Layers Cloud Chair might feel (and look) like you're sitting on a cloud, the bulbous lounge is anything but weightless. It's made from 550 …

Bottle of wine? Yawn. Try one of these fresh hostess gifts

“Oh, thanks for the wine.”<p>As much as we all appreciate a bottle of vino from dinner guests, doesn’t it seem like dragging a bottle to every dinner party is getting a little ho-hum?<p>Plus, chances are, your host already specially picked out wine to pair with the menu, creating that awkward “which …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …

Looking for the Summer: Scented Sofa by Valerio Berruti

We’ve presented plenty of peculiar design ideas on Freshome but this one is absolutely mind-blowing! You all love the summer, right? The park alleys, …

Best in Bridal: Spring 2015

The season of wistful white dresses is upon us. Get a glimpse at what you or the betrothed ladies in your life will be wearing for their upcoming nuptials with the best looks from each of the top collections—Oscar and Vera, Marchesa, oh my…<p>The season of wistful white dresses is upon us. Get a …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on sheer passion …

Small Business

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

We all have good ideas. The hard part is making them happen.<p>HR departments love handing out worksheets on how to plan your time. Management gurus have written hundreds of pages of advice on how to better manage your week, your day, and your hour.<p>But what happens when you try and apply that advice …

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …